Alfarata, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 149.
Males: 85  (57.6%)
Females: 64  (42.4%)
Median resident age:

52.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17044, 17841.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,617
Alfarata:

$51,617
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,546

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,013
Alfarata:

$126,013
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $94,205; detached houses: $93,191
March 2019 cost of living index in Alfarata: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: German (61.2%), American (15.5%), Italian (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (8.6%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (74.5 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (103.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (130.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Maitland, PA (1.8 miles ),
Wagner, PA (2.0 miles),
Burnham borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Highland Park, PA (2.5 miles ),
Yeagertown, PA (2.6 miles ),
Siglerville, PA (2.6 miles),
Mifflin borough, PA (2.7 miles ),
Mifflintown borough, PA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.66 N, Longitude: 77.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Distribution of median household income in Alfarata, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alfarata, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.7. This is about average.

City:

74.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.105. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.105
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Alfarata-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.2 miles away from the Alfarata place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1952, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alfarata-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from Alfarata center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 203.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from Alfarata center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mifflin County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Alfarata:

  • DAVITA - LEWISTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WILLIAM PENN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • MALTA HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GRANVILLE, PA)
  • VALLEY VIEW HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELLEVILLE, PA)

Amtrak station near Alfarata:

  • 9 miles: LEWISTON (LEWISTOWN, HELEN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alfarata:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 24 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 24 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Susquehanna University (about 32 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Lock Haven University (about 34 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Dickinson College (about 35 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Bucknell University (about 37 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 40 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Decatur Volunteer Fire Company 1 Station 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alfarata: Saint Marks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Alfarata Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mifflin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Alfarata:

Marital status in Alfarata, PA
  • Never married: 12.8%
  • Now married: 79.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Alfarata:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alfarata, PA (based on Mifflin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,01067
Mainline Protestant9,88845
Catholic1,1901
Black Protestant731
Other11
None24,520-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Mifflin County:

3.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mifflin County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Mifflin County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Mifflin County:

27.5%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

11.5%

3.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.22%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.65% ($29,983 average AGI)
from Juniata County, PA  0.40% ($35,254)
from Centre County, PA  0.38% ($37,348)


3.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.44% ($37,949 average AGI)
to Juniata County, PA  0.44% ($30,734)
to Centre County, PA  0.34% ($57,919)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alfarata:

  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVA (920 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WJUN (1220 AM; 1 kW; MEXICO, PA)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alfarata:

  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMRF-FM (95.7 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WQBR (99.9 FM; AVIS, PA; Owner: MAXIMUM IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCXR (103.7 FM; LEWISBURG, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WLTS (94.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Alfarata:

  • W12CA (Channel 12; ELLIOTTSBURG, PA; Owner: HEIRLOOM MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.7mTotal length
  • $409,000Total costs
  • 4,199Total average daily traffic
  • 530Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,683Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alfarata, PA
  • 75.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alfarata, PA
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Alfarata compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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